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  1. #1 would this inverted pendulum work? 
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    Again, if it would fall over if you froze everything, it would fall over if you didn't.


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    Any shift to the left by the CoG's of the masses hanging from the pulleys with respect to the pulleys will be more than offset by the shift right of the pulleys themselves. The result will be a net shift right of the CoG of the system and it will topple.
    "Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feelings for the strength of their argument.
    The heated mind resents the chill touch & relentless scrutiny of logic"-W.E. Gladstone


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